Country Representative – Common Futures Conversations

Deadline: 7 October 2018
Open to: an adult in education or training, or in early stages of developing your career or business from Cote d’Ivoire, Estonia, Ethiopia, Germany, Italy, Norway, Romania, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tunisia, the UK and Zambia. available to attend the international workshops
Benefits: all expenses, including travel, visa applications, accommodation will be covered by Chatham House

Description

Chatham House, in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, is launching Common Futures Conversations, an online platform for dialogue between young people in Africa and Europe on the key international affairs and public policy issues that affect them, their communities and futures. Designed and driven by them, the platform will provide an opportunity for young people from both continents to exchange ideas and influence international decision-making towards improving outcomes for citizens.

To help develop the Common Futures Conversations they are seeking 26 Representatives (two from each participating country).

As a Common Futures Representatives, you will need to:

  • research and build networks in your home country;
  • progress the design of the Common Futures Conversations online platform;
  • participate in two international workshops where you will discuss ideas and receive training in conducting fieldwork and building networks;
  • ensure the sustainability and growth of the project.

The programme is looking for leaders and influencers – be it in communities or work environments – who want to help shape international issues that affect the livelihoods and wellbeing of their fellow citizens.

The international workshops will take place on 13-14 December 2018 and 24-25 January 2019.

Eligibility

  • You must be an adult in education or training, or in early stages of developing your career or business.
  • You must be a citizen of, or reside in, one of the following countries:
    • Cote d’Ivoire, Estonia, Ethiopia, Germany, Italy, Norway, Romania, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tunisia, the UK and Zambia
  • You must be available to attend the international workshops on 13-14 December 2018 and 24-25 January 2019. The first workshop will take place at Chatham House in London. The second will also require international travel. You are not expected to bear the cost of attending these events.

Successful Representatives will demonstrate:

  • A strong interest in international affairs and/or public policy;
  • An openness to different points of view;
  • A working level of English;
  • Experience of leadership in their local community, university, or workplace;
  • Strong network-building and interpersonal skills;
  • An aptitude for creative problem-solving.

Benefits

All expenses, including travel, visa applications, accommodation will be covered by Chatham House. In addition, Representatives will receive a wide range of training on conducting fieldwork and building networks, as well as a small stipend to cover occasional research tasks outside of the workshop environment.

How to apply?

You must complete the online application form through the official website. Answers to the questions can be written in the boxes provided or sent as a video via WeTransfer to [email protected] Please label the video with your name so they can identify you, and write ‘video submitted’ in each question box.

Application Window: 10 September 2018 to 7 October 2018

For more information please read the open call.